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FIFA court bans Valcke for 12 yrs – ‘Misconduct cases’

ZURICH, Feb 12, (AFP): A FIFA tribunal on Friday banned former secretary general Jerome Valcke for 12 years for misconduct ranging from helping a World Cup ticket scam to fixing a television deal and destroying evidence. The former right hand man to FIFA’s scandal tainted president Sepp Blatter was also …

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Ex-ref Al-Jassass dies

Former international Kuwaiti football referee Essa Al-Jassass recently died in the United States of America after a long illness, reports Al-Qabas daily. The late Al-Jassass is known for exerting tremendous efforts to promote Kuwait soccer during world meets. He is known to have made several contributions to the Kuwait Club where …

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Beirut stands by Kuwait in face of int’l sports ban

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 7, (KUNA): Lebanon stands alongside the State of Kuwait in face of the international ban on the national sports and will urge the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to rescind the suspension, announced a visiting Lebanese offi cial on Sunday. “Lebanon’s stand will be on Kuwait’s side and …

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Africa ‘unanimously’ backs Sheikh Salman for FIFA presidency – Blatter to attend Feb 16 appeal hearing: spokesman

KIGALI, Feb 5, (AFP): The Confederation of African Football (CAF) said Friday it was backing Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa of Bahrain as its candidate to succeed Sepp Blatter as president of world body FIFA. “The executive committee decided that CAF will give full support to Sheikh Salman with his …

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‘FIFA election globetrotters avoid soccer real problems’ – Dull election with no charismatic leader in sight

ZURICH, Feb 4, (AFP): The battle for the FIFA presidency has turned into a gruelling round-the-globe marathon for the five candidates but observers say they are avoiding the real problems facing the scandal-infected world football body. With Asian Football Confederation president Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa and UEFA general secretary …

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FIFA candidates head to Qatar – Sexwale says time for alliances

MIAMI, Jan 29, (Agencies): Four of the candidates for president of FIFA are heading to Qatar for meetings on Saturday, with one of them, South African Tokyo Sexwale, saying “the time for alliances is coming”. The development suggests that electoral horse-trading might be about to begin in the battle to …

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Court ‘clears’ Sheikh Ahmad – Final say with Supreme Court

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 25, (AFP): Kuwait’s appeals court Monday cleared top sports executive and prominent royal family member Sheikh Ahmad Fahad Al-Sabah of charges of insulting the judiciary. The court acquitted Sheikh Ahmad, a member of the FIFA executive committee and the International Olympic Committee, of all charges pressed against …

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Blatter still being paid salary despite ban from world soccer

MIAMI, Jan 19, (Agencies): FIFA’s Sepp Blatter may have been banned for eight years from the game but he is still receiving his president’s salary from world soccer’s governing body, a spokesman for FIFA’s Audit and Compliance Committee told Reuters on Monday. Blatter was suspended for 90 days by FIFA …

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Kuwait fined, forfeit match – FIFA ban

LONDON, Jan 13, (Agencies): Kuwait have been fined 10,000 Swiss francs ($9,932.46) and forfeited November’s World Cup 2018 qualifier against Myanmar after failing to play the match due to a FIFA ban, soccer’s governing body said in a statement on Wednesday. The Kuwait Football Association were suspended from FIFA in …

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Ethics watchdog recommends 9-yr ban for Valcke

ZURICH, Jan 5, (RTRS): FIFA’s ethics watchdog has recommended a nine-year ban for secretary-general Jerome Valcke over accusations of corruption over the sale of World Cup tickets, one of dozens of allegations involving officials at soccer’s crisis-plagued governing body. Cornel Borbely, chief investigator for FIFA’s independent ethics committee, requested that …

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